Simultaneous LASIK with intra corneal inlay improves uncorrected near visual acuity

REFRACTIVE SURGERY

Posted on the OSN Super Site March 30, 2012

Follow-up examinations were performed at 1 day, 1 week, and 1, 3 and 6 months. A questionnaire was used to gauge patient satisfaction with vision without reading glasses.

Study results showed that among eyes with inlays, mean log MAR uncorrected near visual acuity improved by seven lines in hyperopic eyes, six lines in emmetropic eyes and two lines in myopic eyes.

Mean log MAR uncorrected distance visual acuity improved by three lines in hyperopic eyes, one line in emmetropic eyes and 10 lines in myopic eyes.

Patient satisfaction with vision increased significantly in hyperopic and emmetropic patients at 6 months after surgery (P = .005); satisfaction did not increase among myopic patients.

The need for reading glasses at 6 months was similar among hyperopes, emmetropes and myopes, the authors said.

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